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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Permanent Secretary for Planning 'sacked over price fixing' on Dreketi upgrade

Peter Wise second left.
Another key player in the illegal government has fallen from grace.

Tikoduadua signing off Dreketi deal. pic fiji govt blog
Insiders say the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Planning, Peter Wise, was sacked two weeks ago for engaging in corrupt activities.

Sources say Wise was dumped over alleged price fixing on the upgrade of the Dreketi to Nabuawolu Road in Vanua Levu.


Anyone following development in Fiji will know that the bulk of the construction work is being done by the China Railway Company, as is the Dreketi road.

It is understood Wise and the Permanent Secretary for the Prime Minister's Office, Pio Tikoduadua, hand picked China Railway to upgrade the road and added a hefty commission to it.

Coupfourpointfive can't verify the claim or the figure but sources say it was one million dollars.

Sources also claim Tikoduadua is implicated in the corrupt deal.

There has certainly been disquiet over China Railway being awarded the Dreketi contract despite it still having a number of projects to complete.

It's understood it subcontracted the Dreketi upgrade to another Chinese company.

It is also claimed Peter Wise's son set up a construction company and was awarded a sub- contract from China Railway.

The road upgrade has been hailed as huge progress for the people of Bua and Macuata, and is being carried out with a concessional $220 million loan from the Exim Bank of China.

The deal was signed by Tikoduadua in June who said the work was expected to be completed within 30 months or two and a half years.

29 comments:

  1. Memu sici karua. Poor brother Peter, decided to suck up to the regime after his fellow collegues were terminated. Taste it now my brother, enjoy your million with gusuveve Tikoduadua.

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  2. What started off as a clean up campaign by bai to weed out corruption has proven to be a fake object. Corruption is rife and is rearing its ugly in the high offices in govt, the big boss included. I think the real objective of the coup was not to remove corruption but take over the acts of corruption.

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  3. Facist military juntaSeptember 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Put some spin on this qorvis!

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  4. Wise is the fella who made the ADB man sit outside his office for a week.

    ADB took the money to Samoa.

    They should be in jail,not suspended.

    The suspension is not for corruption,but for not sharing.

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  5. Dismiss the Attorney General, says Justice William Marshall
    AG under fire: Serious allegations about interference
    in the judicial process

    [posted 20 Sept 2012,1230]

    Fiji Labour Party is shocked by revelations about the judiciary made by a former judge of the Fiji Court of Appeal Justice William Marshall QC,SC in a petition to the Prime Minister.

    Justice Marshall made serious allegations on the Attorney General’s conduct in relation to abuse of power and interference with the judiciary and individual cases before the Courts.

    He speaks of a prevailing “climate of fear” in the judiciary and alleges it has been seriously compromised. Justice Marshall claims interference with trial evidence and Court judgments which has rendered the judiciary subservient to the executive arm of the regime.

    The allegations are contained in a voluminous petition, backed by supporting documents, to Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama and the Military Council. It provides case profiles of what Justice Marshall claims were fabrication of evidence, false allegations and intimidation of judges and other officials during his two year tenure here.

    He was President of the Fiji Court of Appeal for two years until June 2012, when he left following non-renewal of his contract. His petition to Commodore Bainimarama was sent late in June 2012.

    In his petition, Justice Marshall calls on the Prime Minister to “forthwith dismiss the Attorney General and his agents or beneficiaries of cultural nepotism practised by him”.

    He even goes as far as to suggest that the Chief Justice retire, the (then) Chief Registrar be dismissed and the appointments of all Sri Lankan judges in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court be terminated.

    Justices Marshall alleges:

    “…progressive inroads into the independence of the judiciary which process has culminated since mid-April 2012 in a judiciary which at all levels now does what it perceives is required of it by the Executive.

    At all levels, judges having heard the evidence, having researched and found the applicable law, and having listened to the submissions of the parties now ask themselves: ‘Now what would the Attorney General like my decision and judgment in this case to be?’ and make their judgment and orders in line with their answer.”

    Such allegations of interference in the judiciary by the Attorney General are not new. They have been made by sacked Sri Lankan judges, magistrates and lawyers after their departure from Fiji.

    Last year, a report by the Law Society of England Charity Chair, Nigel Dodds who had visited Fiji in November 2011, spoke of the compromised state of the Fiji judiciary and the lack of transparency in the legal system.

    The Marshall petition is now in the public domain. The charges it makes are damning and strike at the very foundation of our judicial and legal systems. Coming from a top ranking judge, there is little doubt that it has tarnished the reputation of the judiciary.

    By no means are we saying or suggesting that the charges and allegations are true but that can only be established by an independent investigation. And this must be done to restore public confidence in our legal and judicial systems.

    Fiji Labour Party calls on the President to commission an independent judicial inquiry into the claims made by Justice Marshall.

    The Attorney General must step down from office to allow a free hand into the inquiry.

    Until this happens and the air is cleared, people here and abroad will continue to speculate about the state of our judiciary

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  6. After seven "i taukei" Prime Ministers, our indigenous people still can not rightly identify a construction company her very own to build our roads.. sadly no, not one!

    After generous FDB/NBF loans liberally afforded , sometimes, unencumbered to ,“i Taukei” elites in the democratic era, our indigenous people still can not rightly identify a Finance Institution, like a Bank her very own to Finance our mega projects…..ashamedly no, not one!

    Not some Chinese Government Company should have been building our roads in this century....no… should have been us, our own companies…

    ..but…alas..we may be now doing what we do best..yep, and that is building others kingdom from our money while we live on OPIUM..opps O.P.M…other people’s money…..for it taste good when earned without a sweat…Billions being paid to “i Taukei” since Independence through NLTB, soft FDB/NBF loan, grants etc….

    Of course, we’ve helped build other construction companies,…now we probably helping buy bullets for the Chinese Army through the Chinese State owned China Railway Company…

    Not only are the Chinese mocking us for our complacency…what we fear most is when our own children demands to know..what the hack is going on??

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  7. I enjoy'd this jucy article with a chuckle over my keyboard! So much for the cleanup of corruption... this had to happen right under their noses. I wonder how much more similar stories there is to emerge.

    Ahhh... time for a cup of that cafine!

    Vinaka C4.5!!

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  8. If these are the views of the Lomaiviti Youth then who the fark does the 2 faggots Peter Waqavonovono and the Youth Party leader Yagomate Boica represent???? Maybe they represent the Adi Senikaus???

    MEMBERS of the Lomaiviti Provincial Council Youth want an end to the coup culture in Fiji.

    In their submissions to the Constitution Commission, the council proposed that new laws should ensure there will be no more coups.

    They said Fiji had been dragged back many times by the coups when the rest of the world was moving forward.

    The councillors also proposed that the 1997 constitution be reinstated as a guideline for drawing up the new constitution, and that amendments should be made on it rather than put in place totally new document.

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  9. The fact is that whatever goverment and leadership there is there will always be those around that are dishonest and eventually get caught.

    If an employee steals from his employer it's not the employers fault is it ?

    The good thing is they sure enough are getting weeded out slowly.

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  10. US Embassy is watching how Kaium bring taliban to poison fiji system.

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  11. link Labasa to Vanualevu? what gives??

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  12. Justice Marshall's claims that Qarase's government had interfered in the judiaciary in the cases of some of its political allies could never be true.If it were then Ratu Seniloli, Turaga Qaranivalu, Tui Cakau and the northern chiefs who were allegedly involved in the Labasa army barracks mutiny would not have been imprisoned.

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  13. Anonymous @ 1.20PM. Cannot agree more with you. Not a csse of corruption but not sharing. Bigger sharks jealous of the deal Wise struck. The poor guy had gone beyond his limit. He was encroaching into Bai and Khai's territory.

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  14. @Anonymous 1:20
    You are right.
    They were sacked , not because of corruption but because they did not share the money with Aiyaz and his piglet Vuaka.

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  15. Gates is in the pocket of the Insurance Companies---Sun Insurance.He overturned a judgment by Marshall which went against the Ins Co's. Shame on you ,Gates !!---you have the curse of the poor on you---and the dollrs of the rich.

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  16. What took so long - All civil servants knew this long time ago even before December 2006.

    Peter Wise was implicated for corruption when he was deputy PS with Fisheries but never charged because of connections to high places.

    He also got the PS Job in the Military Junta because of his connections but became too greedy.

    When will Khaiyum also sack Pramesh Chand for his kickbacks from Highway Stabilizers, KPMG and Dairy Farms Fiji Limited under the SDL Government.

    Imagine how much he must be raking in now because from VB down all senior civil servants are corrupt.

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  17. @ Anon 3:16pm

    Well said.

    As everyone knows, if you don't give Aiyaz and Frank their lunch money, they get very upset - you may even get arrested and charged with something strange.

    Remember what Justice Marshall was worried about...

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  18. We should not be surprised about this development, it is something rife in any illegal regime where the people in authority decide what is right or wrong just to suit their agenda.

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  19. Too little too late. The talk here at Bowling Club is that Peter is driving around in a Flashy new 2 wheel drive and bought 2 three tonne trucks for his village in Korosi, Navatu - all with Chinese characters still on them. He has even allocated funds for a road now being constructed to his grandmothers land ie Bagata/Korosi.

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  20. Wow, so far not even one regime apologist has tried to blame this one on Qarase?! Hey, you guys are slipping.

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  21. Sadly I am very disappointed with very senior officials of Bainimarama's Government.One should not be surprised because most of them do not deserve the positions they now hold for their lack of good tertiary education, lack of relevant competencies, qualities, skills and experiences.

    This is what happens when you remove the best and keep the dredges to take up positions. They may wear their suits and ties to work but at the end of the day, nothing is achieved.

    One should not be surprised with the increasing corrupt practices in the Fiji Government since 5th December 2006. Just for all to know, corruption is the art of partially educated wannabees particularly those who have positions and power thrust upon them undeservingly. People who have worked hard throughout their lives for a good education and sacrificing at work value being put in a position through hard work very highly.

    This is what I have observed, have been seeing and have been told about all Ministries and Departments of Bainimarama's Government.

    Pita my friend; is this true? Pio my Tai; if this is true, haven't you learnt from the lessons Almighty God is allowing to cross your path? NOT YOU TWO!!!

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  22. It takes a rare person to stay clean when everyone else around them is dipping their hand in the till.

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  23. The Third Reich got rid of Jews ...now the fourth Reich led by Nazi Shameem and Aiyaz Goebels and the Qiuva FOX (general Banana..ok whatever)wants to get rid of human dignity ,so long as nur Bano(eva braun)can keep Banana happy with money ...yippeeeee.Justice marshall(General Montgomery) is coming for you...try running to england ,...they may give you asylum..I mean Aslam (a slum)

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  24. Another nail in the Regime's coffin.

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  25. PIO Tikodua is corrupt look at him signing a corrupt price fixed contract.

    Where is he hiding the millions?

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  26. Dismiss the Attorney General, says Justice William Marshall
    AG under fire: Serious allegations about interference
    in the judicial process

    [posted 20 Sept 2012,1230]

    Fiji Labour Party is shocked by revelations about the judiciary made by a former judge of the Fiji Court of Appeal Justice William Marshall QC,SC in a petition to the Prime Minister.

    Justice Marshall made serious allegations on the Attorney General’s conduct in relation to abuse of power and interference with the judiciary and individual cases before the Courts.

    He speaks of a prevailing “climate of fear” in the judiciary and alleges it has been seriously compromised. Justice Marshall claims interference with trial evidence and Court judgments which has rendered the judiciary subservient to the executive arm of the regime.

    The allegations are contained in a voluminous petition, backed by supporting documents, to Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama and the Military Council. It provides case profiles of what Justice Marshall claims were fabrication of evidence, false allegations and intimidation of judges and other officials during his two year tenure here.

    He was President of the Fiji Court of Appeal for two years until June 2012, when he left following non-renewal of his contract. His petition to Commodore Bainimarama was sent late in June 2012.

    In his petition, Justice Marshall calls on the Prime Minister to “forthwith dismiss the Attorney General and his agents or beneficiaries of cultural nepotism practised by him”.

    He even goes as far as to suggest that the Chief Justice retire, the (then) Chief Registrar be dismissed and the appointments of all Sri Lankan judges in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court be terminated.

    Justices Marshall alleges:

    “…progressive inroads into the independence of the judiciary which process has culminated since mid-April 2012 in a judiciary which at all levels now does what it perceives is required of it by the Executive.

    At all levels, judges having heard the evidence, having researched and found the applicable law, and having listened to the submissions of the parties now ask themselves: ‘Now what would the Attorney General like my decision and judgment in this case to be?’ and make their judgment and orders in line with their answer.”

    Such allegations of interference in the judiciary by the Attorney General are not new. They have been made by sacked Sri Lankan judges, magistrates and lawyers after their departure from Fiji.

    Last year, a report by the Law Society of England Charity Chair, Nigel Dodds who had visited Fiji in November 2011, spoke of the compromised state of the Fiji judiciary and the lack of transparency in the legal system.

    The Marshall petition is now in the public domain. The charges it makes are damning and strike at the very foundation of our judicial and legal systems. Coming from a top ranking judge, there is little doubt that it has tarnished the reputation of the judiciary.

    By no means are we saying or suggesting that the charges and allegations are true but that can only be established by an independent investigation. And this must be done to restore public confidence in our legal and judicial systems.

    Fiji Labour Party calls on the President to commission an independent judicial inquiry into the claims made by Justice Marshall.

    The Attorney General must step down from office to allow a free hand into the inquiry.

    Until this happens and the air is cleared, people here and abroad will continue to speculate about the state of our judiciary.


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  27. It just goes to show the greed you have when in higher office.Peter Wise had to do that to keep his many mistress happy.

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  28. 200Million for this road?Isn't this
    kind of too expensive? Couldn't we find someone that can do better and cheeper than this?
    Don't we have a local Road Construction company?
    Seem like, China is the only country which the
    Regime turns to,for financial aids or developments?

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  29. @ New Fiji 20/9 .

    Update . bro .Mr.Khan has not left for UK . I just saw him in Town . I am from Laselevu and he did our water project at the village recently and has been doing water projects in many places in Fiji . why just hatred for a fijian who is doing good to others .
    I nevet met the guy but my fellow villagers told me that he is a really humble guy .

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